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Shape of the Sun – In Your Hands

Shape of the Sun have been on my radar for quite some time now. One of the side effects of running a music blog is that you receive a deluge of folks wanting to connect with you—some just want free PR, some want to be your friend based on a common interest. Luckily for me, in the Columbus area it’s ...

Five albums with Cobra: Micah Schnabel

Article by Ray Cobra, Drawing by Pat Downing When I think of Columbus and music, lots of things come to mind. In ten years here I have amassed a lot of memories. But the first thing that comes to mind is Micah Schnabel of Two Cow Garage. When I first moved here, I spent the first few months just ...

One night we’ll go live [single reviews]

Captain Kidd - "One Night": The ethereal indie popsters are back. Captain Kidd have been churning out burner after burner of neon-drenched tracks. They are all sensual, danceable, and have a weird transcendent quality to them. "Bleed" is my favorite in the single series so far, but "One Night" is going ...

Good Saint Nathanael – Hide No Truth

The mood of the whole of Hide No Truth can be summed up in one devastating couplet in "Coming Unglued"; "So blessed Lord Jesus, what should I do? They say they love You... and I love You, too." Hide No Truth isn't devoid of hope, but that doesn't lessen the impact of the songs therein. Four ...

Kevin Schlereth / Families split is a soothing listen.

The Audiofeed family is a community of musicians that have had a special place in my heart since virtually the beginning of Tuned Up. So, when two artists that have been a part of this for most of that timeframe decide to join forces, of course I'm going to talk about it! Duh! There isn't much to ...

Surprises abound [single reviews]

Surprises abound [single reviews]

Undergrads -“Crashing Down”: Undergrads is a pop-punk band from our hometown of Columbus, OH. We have a history with them, as we booked either their first or second show ever. And to watch them grow over the past few years has been marvelous. This new single is proof of their growth. This very well ...

Gelatinus Cube – Wild Animal Land

What a long-storied history Gelatinus Cube has had. The same could be said for Tuned Up's history with this weird band. Over the years running this blog, frontman Pat Chase has been one eclectic individual to get know. I've spent time with him and his band in just about every kind of music ...